MLN Staff

Ivymount Staff are recognized among the best trained special educators in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.  They are master educators, experienced therapists and innovators who apply their skills, training and commitment with their students every day.  

The classroom teams are supported by highly trained professionals, including therapists and other specialists, who support student learning and skill acquisition through integrated and individualized service delivery. 

  MLN Leadership Team

Megan Boucher is the Multiple Learning Needs Clinical Coordinator. Megan has worked at the Ivymount School since 2012, as a Behavior Analyst, Program Coordinator, and Clinical Coordinator. As Clinical Coordinator, Megan supervises a team of Behavior Analysts and Program Coordinators as they conduct functional assessments, develop function-based treatments, conduct learning needs assessments, oversee students’ adaptive programming, and provide training to staff on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Megan holds a master’s degree in ABA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  She received training on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior while working at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit.  Her areas of interests include prevention of the development of problem behavior, function-based assessment and treatment of problem behavior, evidence-based instructional practices for students with significant learning needs, and teacher/staff training.
mboucher@ivymount.org 

Jessica Boyle
is a Program Coordinator in the Multiple Learning Needs Elementary/Middle School and High School at Ivymount. She is a licensed Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) and Adapted Curriculum (K-12). Jessica completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at James Madison University. While completing her degree, she worked in the Residential Treatment Facility at Melmark Pennsylvania and at Minnick Education Center in Harrisonburg, VA. She has experience teaching and working with individuals with developmental disabilities aged 3-18 across home, clinic, and school settings. Jessica’s areas of interest include evidence-based instructional practices for students with disabilities, teacher training, and assessment and treatment of problem behavior.
jboyle@ivymount.org

Alison Clark
is a Program Coordinator in the MLN Elementary/Middle School at Ivymount.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Maryland.  Alison completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  While completing her degree, she worked in the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a Clinical Specialist.  She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences.  She has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities aged 6 to 16 across clinic, home, and educational settings.  Alison began working at Ivymount in 2013 as a Behavior Specialist in the Multiple Learning Needs Middle School. 
aclark@ivymount.org

Louis Leibowitz is the 
Vocational Coordinator of the Multiple Learning Needs Program-High School at the Ivymount School.  He is a certified Special Education teacher, and has taught in schools in Maryland, New Jersey, and Massachusetts school systems. Louis completed his Master’s of Science in Special Education at Walden University and is currently seeking a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University in order to obtain his certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Louis began at the Ivymount School in 2014 as the Vocational and Independent Living Skills Coordinator in the MLN High School.  His areas of interest include the assessment and development of evidence-based practices for teaching vocational skills to individuals with developmental disabilities, providing effective training and consultation to parents and families of individuals with disabilities, and post-secondary employment-related outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
lleibowitz@ivymount.org

Lauren Lestremau
is the Director of the Multiple Learning Needs Program.  Lauren is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Lauren completed her doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute through the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University within the Applied Behavior Analysis program and has served as an adjust faculty member of the Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism at Ball State University within the Special Education Department. She has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities aged 2-21 across school, clinic, and home settings. Lauren has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented at regional and national conferences, provided in-service trainings, and reviewed articles for peer-reviewed journals.  Lauren began at the Ivymount School in 2013 as a Program Supervisor in the MLN High School. Her areas of interest include the assessment and optimization of evidence-based instructional practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders in small group instructional formats across academic and adaptive skill domains, teacher training and treatment integrity, and transition-related issues for individuals with disabilities.
llestremau@ivymount.org

Julia Szalwinski
is a Program Coordinator in the Multiple Learning Needs High school at Ivymount. She started at Ivymount in 2017 as  Behavior Analyst. Julia completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Western New England University while working at The New England Center for Children, a residential school for children with autism in Massachusetts.  She has experience implementing and supervising the implementation of function based behavioral programming to decrease maladaptive behaviors, while increasing socially significant, appropriate behaviors. Her interests primarily involve assessing and treating problem behavior, and teacher/staff training and supervision.
jszalwinski@ivymount.org




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